Plant Health Problems
Mustard is a common Cruciferous weed in Connecticut. It has a small, low-growing rosette of piquante tasting leaves with a 6-12 inch tall flower stalk bearing small yellow flowers. Selections from the wild type have been made and horticultural mustard is raised for large edible leaves in some cultivars and the seeds of other cultivars are ground to yield culinary mustard. See Crucifers for a detailed discussion of the common diseases of this host.